The legislation also included a measure guaranteeing basic postal service to all Canadians, who have since had mail delivery legally protected regardless of where in the country they live.
POSTAL SERVICE HISTORY
In 1867, the government of the newly formed Dominion of Canada created the Post Office Department, which was headed by a cabinet minister with the title of postmaster general.
Taking effect on April 1, 1868, The Act for the Regulation of the Postal Service ensured postal service throughout the dominion.
The Canadian system was modelled after its British predecessor, which was created by Sir Rowland Hill, who introduced the postage stamp, weight-based rates and other iconic reforms in the mid-19th century.